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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: usable RAM mysteriously dropped
« Last post by Digerati on February 23, 2018, 06:23:50 PM »
I have often found it easier to download the motherboard manual and search it with Foxit Reader.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: usable RAM mysteriously dropped
« Last post by plodr on February 23, 2018, 05:48:06 PM »
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shared memory setting, if available
I'm not sure I have this.

Back on 17 Feb., in my first post I stated that I looked over all the options in the BIOS. (I actually did not go into the section about setting up a BIOS password).

I'll have another look to see if I missed it.

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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 10 Insider Build Update
« Last post by Corrine on February 23, 2018, 05:21:44 PM »
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17107 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring (no Skip-Ahead):  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17107 for Fast Ring - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

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Windows Update Improvements

Keeping PCs Up-to-date: In an effort to prevent PCs from becoming out of date, we are introducing a change in behavior to Windows Update that is designed to be more proactive at keeping PCs updated. In RS4, now when Windows Update scans, downloads, and installs on a PC with AC power – it will prevent the PC from going to sleep when it is not in active use, for up to 2 hours when receiving an update in order to give Windows Update more opportunity to succeed. If you are not seeing this new behavior, let us know by sending in feedback via Feedback Hub.

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Some Insiders may have noticed a new message when holding down the power button which says “Please release the power button. We just need a few more seconds to shut down”. This is an Insider-only feature that gathers additional diagnostic data for situations where holding down the power button was used to recover an unresponsive or nonfunctional system.  It is important to note that holding down the power button is not the appropriate way to shutdown/reboot a system that is functioning properly. See this support page for additional information on how to properly shutdown your PC.
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Web News / Re: Major flaw in millions of Intel chips
« Last post by Corrine on February 23, 2018, 02:50:05 PM »
The beat goes on, AMD now facing class action suits over Spectre vulnerability of CPUs - Neowin
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The consumer backlash over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities has been strong, with Intel seeing the bulk of the wrath in the form of more than 30 class action suits. AMD is also coming under the legal microscope as well, now facing four class-action suits of its own.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: usable RAM mysteriously dropped
« Last post by Digerati on February 23, 2018, 01:30:15 PM »
Since the amount of shared memory is set in the BIOS, it is not surprising restoring back to a different date didn't change anything.

Edit add: Aaron beat me to it.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: usable RAM mysteriously dropped
« Last post by Aaron Hulett on February 23, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
I think the shared memory setting, if available, would be in the BIOS settings. May be worth a look there to see if you can adjust it.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: usable RAM mysteriously dropped
« Last post by plodr on February 23, 2018, 12:50:45 PM »
Yesterday I restored to Feb. 6th - no change in usable RAM or crucial site loading.
This morning I restored to a Dec. 21st image. Before I did any updates, I checked usable RAM. It is still at 2.75GB. I also wanted to see if crucial ever loaded. It is like before. I see transferring assets and then it stalls for the last few MB. I decided to let it alone and it eventually loaded. I allowed some things in noscript so perhaps the next time it won't take quite as long to load.

Then I started updating. First I did flash then my two major browsers Palemoon and FF ESR. MBAM and MS Security Essentials updated the definitions but both wanted to scan since they thought the computer hadn't been scanned in a long time. I let them scan. Then I updated 7-zip becuase it is a security issue and last SpywareBlaster.

The last thing I'll do is the January updates.

We can consider this issue finished. I figured the issues are not related to a flash update, a browser update or the January Windows updates.
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: If you want to kill your time
« Last post by DR M on February 23, 2018, 12:39:41 PM »
With this, you can create art pieces, without special effort: http://weavesilk.com/
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Forever In Our Hearts / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT With a sad sad heart
« Last post by Corrine on February 22, 2018, 11:02:05 PM »
You're so right, Goatie!  And when there is snow in the Heavens, he'll be out plowing with "The Beast", wishing Mia were with him.



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Forever In Our Hearts / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT With a sad sad heart
« Last post by Goatie on February 22, 2018, 10:02:19 PM »
In shock I am to learn this sad news but I do know that wherever you now are, it is where the nicest lawn grows and is cared for.  Aurevoir mon ami et repose en paix!  Hélène
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